Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Okay, I try to support the artistic endeavors of my friends, especially when they do something really, really good. Below is some info on my friend (and college classmate) Heather's one-woman show. I saw this a year or two ago and it was absolutely amazing. And NPR loved it, which says a lot in my book. I highly recommend this show and, if nothing else, it will be an evening spent away from the Elephants in Midtown.

After the Storm
Final Four Performances!
As part of New York City's Imagine Festival, timed to coincide with the Republican Convention.

August 27th at 7:30pm
August 28th at 2:30 and 7:30pm
August 29th at 2:30pm

PS 122
150 1st Ave. (@ E. 9th St.), NYC
BOX OFFICE: 212-477-5288
Tickets $15, $12 students/veteransTDF vouchers accepted

This is no Jessica Lynch story...

About the show
Set in the midst of a deadly ammunition accident during the first Persian Gulf War, After the Storm is a young girl's saga of high hopes, shocking betrayal and a struggle for identity.Grayson allows us to hear a woman soldier's point of view, courageously sharing her military coming-of-age experience, her disillusionment with the system and her private battles with our nation's largest military service.

Press for After the Storm:

"Richly involving . . . for all the intensity of her play and performance, Ms. Grayson went out of her way to make us laugh at the myriad lunacies of military life."
New York Times

"As timely as tomorrow's headlines. . . . After the Storm isn't an angry rant or a piece of self-indulgent onstage therapy; it's a slice of frighteningly real life turned into gripping theater by a smart writer who also knows how to act. And, it's funny — even about serious things. Especially about serious things."
— NPR Weekend Edition Sunday(click for RealAudio / MP3 )

"A gripping solo."
— Time Out New York

"The biggest and most gratifying art-related surprise . . . Both serious and funny, a blend that hits the spot in times like these."
The Washington Post

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